Political thriller re-creates the courageous TV campaign against Augusto Pinochet
The Guthrie's new show is a well-crafted failure
Entertaining vignettes about U.S. leaders remind us why it's lonely at the top
New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes
We knew that the Minnesota Republican Party's financial situation is ugly -- but in self-flagellating with the ugly stick, did the MNGOP also violate the law?Yes it did, argues Mike Dean, Common Cause Minnesota's executive director.
Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly picked on Bachmann in a way that Fox News normally doesn't.Michele Bachmann was on TV last night for a little plugging from her favorite channel, Fox News, and its most popular host, Bill O'Reilly. But instead of the typical "we're in this together, go get the black guy -- I mean ba ... More >>
Kurt Zellers gets voting rights wrong.Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves as "constitutional conservatives" these days, as if they are the only true adherents to our nation's founding principles and documents. So it was a little jarring yesterday to hear Republican House Speaker Kurt Ze ... More >>
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you areHappy snow day and Presidents' Day. Just as the American mosaic is composed of people with different backgrounds and ideas, each of our presidents presents a unique gastronomic portrait. Let's take a look at five presidential food favor ... More >>
Steven Hayward loves monster trucks.Paul Mirengoff figured it was okay to trash Indian spiritual beliefs and Mexicans when he complained on the Power Line blog about a Yaqui prayer delivered at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims. But he also trashed his law firm's reputation a ... More >>
This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
A Minneapolis author helps raise new questions about the King assassination
The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
African Americans voted their pocketbooks; white Americans their "values"
American musical taste gets bland; Robert McNamara gets angry; the President gets naked
City Pages writer, St. Paul developer, and helpless lover of life Roger Swardson dies at 69
In recent weeks, the press and some Democrats have finally taken up a critical White House deception about Iraq and uranium. What took them so long? And what about all the other lies?
The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary
Burt Hanson just may be the unluckiest man alive. But he's not giving up.
Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?
In a 29-film series, Oak Street Cinema puts Hollywood's most complicated decade, the Seventies, onscreen
From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.
Public television has become a dumping ground for political hacks and a source of endless Britcom reruns. Increasing its appropriation now would only be throwing good money after bad.
Throwing more poor kids onto the social trash heap while making a present of $50 billion to the nicotine merchants hasn't harmed Clinton's popularity in the slightest.
Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions